Pattern Maker

We are currently searching for an experienced, skilled and detail-oriented pattern maker to work alongside the designer and AK team at our Chicago office. This role is designed to support the designer in making patterns and samples to execute designs that contribute to the growth of the company.


What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Drafting, revising and updating patterns

  • Sewing samples for fittings

  • Working closely with the designer to understand the desired styling and fit of each garment

  • Consistently delivering high quality work within reasonable time frames

  • Maintaining a clean and organized work area


The ideal candidate is/has:

  • Experience in drafting patterns and making samples is a MUST

  • Understanding of garment construction, specifically using stretch materials

  • Excellent time management – deadlines are important

  • Ability to clearly communicate (our team speaks English, Polish and some Mandarin)

  • A positive attitude with willingness to work hard

  • Detail-oriented and dedicated


  • Part-time position (flexible hours with possibility to move into a full-time position in future) or full-time. 

  • Must be available to work from our downtown Chicago studio.

  • Hourly compensation

 How to apply:

  • Send your resume to Include “Pattern Maker” in the subject line.

  • Answer the following questions in your email:

    • What is your weekly availability (days/hours)?

    • How many hours can you commit to weekly?

    • How soon can you start?

  • Please include all requested information or your application will NOT be considered.